Wednesday, March 27, 2013

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Posted By on Wed, Mar 27, 2013 at 4:00 AM

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There are some countries that are renowned for their excellence in certain areas. Monaco hosts the best Formula 1 races, China builds the biggest walls and France produces the best wine. Of course, none of these categories are set in stone.

This last example is the subject of Bottle Shock, a film about the first American wines to beat out French wines on their home turf during the Judgment of Paris in 1976.

Though the wine competition remains controversial, it eroded the image of the superiority of French wines and opened the door for the expansion of the California wine industry.

The film is playing at the Egyptian Theatre at 5 p.m. for Unwined at the Movies. Tickets are $25, and proceeds benefit the Idaho Wine Commission and the I Support Idaho Wines initiative. In case you're inspired by the film's depictions of American wines, there will also be wine tasting and appetizers available as part of the event.

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